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Meet Los Feliz Illustrator: Justin White

Today we’d like to introduce you to Justin white.

Justin, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
In college, I was studying film in San Diego but was disappointed there wasn’t a stronger animation program. I found the website threadless which was an online t-shirt design competition and became very involved with their community of artists. I ended up focusing more on my artwork, switched majors (to digital art), and continued pursuing different avenues of illustration. Because of threadless, I realized I was able to make money through art and that was a big realization that sort of defined the direction I went from there.

Has it been a smooth road?
I work almost exclusively freelance and although it may sound ideal (working from home) I sometimes struggle with the lack of community/coworkers, and never having “days off”. Weekends and weekdays can blur together. Being able to connect with other freelancers online helps.

How would you describe the type of kid you were growing up?
I was always somewhat creative. I liked to draw and doodle, but so did a lot of my friends. I think kids, in general, are always being creative, so it’s sad to see so many of them not continue that into the later years of their life.

Is there a specific memory from when you were younger that you really miss?
I remember in middle school (which is generally a miserable time in anyone’s life!) passing an illustration back and forth with a friend between classes. The art was a giant war between cats and dogs and each of us added new scenes to the piece that we’d draw during class. #teamdog

What are your plans for the future?
I look forward to working on some big personal projects and would love to get more involved with animation on television.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.jublin.com
  • Phone: 6192034468
  • Email: jublin@gmail.com
  • Instagram: jublin
  • Facebook: jublinart

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